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both of these working women, managing a busy day while maintaining the delicate balance between work and family. george howell, cnn, atlanta. top of the hour p.m. i'm suzanne malveaux. want to get you up to speed. it's going to make the trees heavier. the trees are going to start to collapse and bring down power lines. it's already started to happen. >> that wasn't old video from january. that's actually today in pennsylvania after the warmest march ever recorded. as much as 16 inches of heavy, wet snow expected to fall on parts of the northeast, but we don't expect it to last long. it appears likely to rise through the 40s and 50s this week. the man who killed trayvon martin is out of jail back in hiding. george zimmerman walked out of the correctional facility in sanford, florida, around midnight. he's released on a $150,000
bond. zimmerman's going to have to wear a gps monitor and check in with authorities every three days until the murder trial. in new york detectivese looking for clues whon what happened to etan patz have ended their search. patz disappeared 33 years ago. his picture first to be posted on the side of a milk carton. walmart caught in a huge foreign bribery scandal, came to light in "the new york times" article. company is accused of buying its way into mexico, blowing past its competition with years of payoffs. now, it says this statement released here saying many of the alleged activities in "the new york times" article are more than six years old. if these allegations are true, it is not a reflection of who we are and what we stand for.
the trial of john edwards is getting under way today in greensboro, north carolina. edwards is accused of using illegal campaign contributions to cover up his affair. he had a child with his mistress. his defense team says the money was not personal but political purposes. now, edwards has apologized for his personal failings, but he says at no point did he think he was breaking the law. take a look at this. winter weather in april. after the warmest march ever recorded, heavy snow falling in parts of the northeast. brian todd is out in the snow. >> reporter: suzanne, as the heavy snow continues to fall here in north central pennsylvania, this is what officials here are primarily worried about. the snow kind of building up on the foliage, the full foliage in a lot of the trees that has popped out, of course, since it's late april. when the know really starts to build up in this and other areas, it's going to make the trees very, very heavy. some of the trees are expected
to collapse and fall onto power lines. that has already happened. we're told that more than 20,000 customers in this area of north central pennsylvania are without power. they have about 200 crews from the power and electric company fanning out all over this area. as for the roads here, the main roads in this general area still are passable obviously. a lot of truck traffic and car traffic coming through here. this is a corridor, a road leading to interstate 80 which is a major east/west corridor for truck routes. but officials are concerned that those routes may be disrupted, may be slowed down a little bit by this snow. interestingly enough, a lot of the trucks that are out here to plow and salt roads had to have their plows and spreaders reattached to them because they had taken all that equipment off. of course, not anticipating this weather to hit. local businesses also affected. we just visited a landscape and a nursery owner in this area who says that she is losing about half her year's business because of this storm and a freeze that
they had a few weeks ago. so this is really unanticipated at this time of the year, and it's hurting the local economy as well. also a lot of power outages in this area of north central pennsylvania, suzanne. >> thank you, brian. want to bring in our joe johns who is following the john edwards trial. he's just getting out of the courtroom. do you have any news to share with us? what's the latest? >> reporter: well, quite a bit, suzanne. i think the first thing is that a jury has been seated now in that trial. they've actually had opening arguments. it's nine men, seven women, and they did hear opening statements here in court today. the attorneys for the prosecution really sort of summing up this case that has involved both tawdry elements, suzanne, as well as those elements about campaign finance laws, and, of course, john edwards is accused of breaking several campaign finance laws in this case going all the way back to 2008 when he was running for
president of the united states, got involved in an extramarital affair with a woman named rielle hunter. we're also told, i think the other important thing to tell you right now, suzanne, is andrew young, this is a north carolina advance man for john edwards back in the day, also a guy who really had a ringside seat on all these activities, wrote a book about it. he's a star witness for the prosecution. he's expected to take the stand right after lunch around 2:30 or so eastern time. we do expect when they finally get to cross-examination of andrew young, he's really just going to face a barrage. it was disclosed in court just today that young apparently reached out to try to contact three different people who had been named as potential witnesses in this case, including one woman he allegedly had had some type of one-night stand with.
so more tawdry elements developing here, suzanne, as this trial gets under way in greensboro, north carolina. back to you. >> joe, can you tell us a little bit about john edwards himself? did he say anything? what was his demeanor like when he entered? >> reporter: well, frankly, i ran into him at the door right when he walked in today. calm enough. i said how are you doing? he said actually pretty well. he sat incompetent side the courtroom at the defense table with his attorney, abby lowell. his daughter, kate, sitting directly behind him. she had a little legal pad and she was helping out on the selection of people for the jury. so she's been involved in this. his parents also sitting just to the right of kate edwards. i spoke to them as well inside the courtroom. edwards at times seemed a bit nervous as the developments went on in the court, but he also seemed very composed, certainly
composed enough to talk to his attorney about the jury selection, suzanne. >> did we see riley at all? is she still around? >> we haven't seen miss hunter. the last i heard she is in charlotte, north carolina. of course, the center of attention and having given birth to that baby girl, she's also one of the people everybody of course would like to see here. elizabeth edwards, as you know, the late wife of john edwards, died not too long ago. so an odd situation, of course, for people who cover politics here in washington, d.c., realizing that edwards essentially had gone around the country campaigning about the two americas and was a guy who was very much living two lives. of course, here the issue is whether he violated campaign finance laws by taking large
contributions and using them to try to cover up the affair. his attorney says he was basically trying to avoid public humiliation. that was the point. of course, the prosecution saying the reason why he took all that money and spent it was to try to, you know, promote his presidential campaign in 2008, suzanne. >> all right. joe johns, thank you. i want to go straight to a live event. this is involving -- this is mitt romney with florida senator marco rubio. let's listen in. >> -- of putting together a list or of evaluating various candidates. that's a process where we're looking at various legal resources to help in that process, accounting staff and so forth to take a look at tax returns and things of that nature. she's putting the process together and it's just at the very early stages. please. [ inaudible question ]
>> he and i have spoken about his thinking on his version of a different act than the dream act that's been proposed in the senate. the one that's been proposed in the senate creates a new category of citizenship for certain individuals. the senator's proposal does not create that new category but instead provides visas for those that come into the country that came in as young people with their families. i'm taking a look at his proposal. it has many features to commend it, but it's something we're studying. [ inaudible question ] >> yeah. i think young voters in this country have to vote for me if they're really thinking about what's in the best interests of the country and what's in their
personal best interest because the president's policies have led to extraordinary statistics, and when you look at 50% of the kids coming out of college today can't find a job or can't find a job which is consistent with their skills? how in the world can you be supporting a president that's led to that kind of an economy? and then the debt that's been amassed that they're going to have to pay off all their lives? we're fighting to make sure we can reduce the deficits and eliminate this debt overhang and yet the president continues to amass these huge deficits. i think young people will understand ours is the party of opportunity and jobs, and if they want to have a president that can create good jobs and can allow them to find a bright and prosperous future for themselves and for their families, then i hope they're going to vote for me. i think we will take that message to young people across the country. i think this is a time when young people are questioning the
support they gave to president obama 3 1/2 years ago. he promised to bring the country together. that sure hasn't happened. he promised a future with good jobs and good opportunity. that hasn't happened. and his -- the pathway he pursued is one which has not worked. young people recognize that, and i think that's why they're going to increasingly look for a different approach. carl? >> you have talked at some length about how the president is a nice guy but you said he's over his head. in so far as the man standing to your right is just a third of the way through his first term in the senate. is a first term senator experienced enough to be your number two, a heartbeat away. mr. rubio, could you comment? >> i don't think i have yes comments on qualifications on individuals to serve in various positions in government at this stage. that's something we'll consider down the road as we consider various potential vice presidential nominees. mr. rubio? >> i'm not talking about that
process anymore. >> governor? [ inaudible question ] >> i have a lot of memories of france. i think the best memories were with my wife on vacations from time to time in france. the last vacation we had there walking around the city of paris and walking not just the champs and i look forward to a beautiful vacation again. >> refusing to answer questions whether he's considering marco rubio but taking aim at president obama about how he's going it try to win over the young voters. that's a critical group in the election in the campaign season.
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>> our senior congressional correspondent dana bash son tis the hill. what are we learning now? >> reporter: a source close to the investigation tells me that that 12th secret service member actually brought this woman back to the hilton. again, that was the president's hotel, five days before president obama arrived in colombia. it is unclear whether or not money exchanged hands. frankly, whether this was a prostitute or just a woman that this secret service member brought back, a foreign national. but this was apparently a completely separate incident from the one that we have first found out about where the 11 secret service members were partying in another hotel, and then, of course, sent home once people found out about it. the other thing that we learned according to the source is that according to this investigating they've done so far, suzanne, these women who were brought back didn't know who they were with. they didn't realize these men
were part of the u.s. secret service. that could speak to -- maybe alleviate some of the concerns, especially here on capitol hill about a security breach. another question is whether or not more of these secret service members are going to be forced out. according to peter king, who is the homeland security chairman, i spoke to him by phone just a short while ago, suzanne. he said he does believe that will happen in the next day or so. of course, six have already been forced out, five are on administrative leave, suzanne. >> dana, the fact this 12th person was staying at the same hotel where the president arrived later, are there any questions now about whether or not that is a more serious concern about the president's security since they might have been able to get some information from the room or from the hotel that would have indicated where the president was staying? >> reporter: i think that still is under investigation, but from what i'm told and by several sources, it does seem at least for now that they don't feel that there was a security breach. that was in terms of the first
11 that they didn't have the information of the classified briefing and things they needed to have a real security breach. whether or not that is true for this other secret service member, it's unclear. as you know, you travel with the white house, the fact that it was five days before the president came, it makes it less likely it was a security issue, but they're still investigating. >> and finally here, dana, we know the defense secretary, leon panetta is going to be in colombia this week. do you know why? is it related to this investigation? >> reporter: it's not. our chris lawrence, our pentagon reporter, wrote up a story on cnn.com about this, and that this is just a case of interesting or maybe bad timing for the defense secretary. he's actually on his way to colombia right now. he's going to bogota and brazil and chile. it's kind of a broad trip to south america to try to have better cooperation, chris lawrence is told, between the military in all the countries but specifically with colombia to deal more with farc, the
rebel terrorist organization, guerilla organization i should say the u.s. has been trying to help them with for some years. >> dana bash, thank you. singer robin gibb from the bee gees surprises doctors, wakes up from a coma. more on that coming up. ♪ you are my sunshine, my only sunshine ♪ ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians and used by moms decade after decade. of pain and fever relief recommended by pediatricians i'm one of six children that my mother raised by herself,
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they refused to talk about whether or not he's his choice. >> reporter: that's right. >> do you think they're just being a little coy? >> reporter: my big takeaway from that news avail we just saw wrap up between rubio and romney is very little was said. basically this was a photo opportunity. this was an opportunity for the public at large to see these two men together, and that's what they're going to get in a few moments at this event that's going to start started in pennsylvania. not too surprising that mitt romney was asked that question about whether or not we're sort of seeing a vice presidential audition here on the part of marco rubio. mitt romney said he's not going to be talking about that. he's going to take his time, weighing who he's going to pick for vice president. marco rubio didn't have much to say on the sukt bject at all. this was sort of a chance to see these two guys together. i think the republicans are going to be looking at these two together. you heard marco rubio say time and again that he's not going to
be the vice president. in fact, today he said that he's not going to be commenting on the vice presidential search anymore. so lips were pretty sealed at that news avail, at least on the part of marco rubio. >> we saw a little bit, i guess they're playing it a little quiet, a little coy here. are there other possible vp candidates that have been campaigning with romney recently? >> reporter: you know, this is really been sort of an "american idol," you know, vice presidential style the last several weeks. we've seen paul ryan out on the campaign trail with mitt romney. that was before the wisconsin primary. we have seen chris christiee, nikki haley, rob portman. this has been going on for several weeks. it's been kind of a waiting game to see marco rubio out on the campaign trail with mitt romney and now he's done that today. so add his name to the list. at this point i would imagine marco rubio would like to say
let's knock that talk off for a little while and get back to the issues. that's what both candidates seem to be saying today. >> i like that analogy, "american idol" there, the tryouts. thanks, jim. >> reporter: that's right. you bet. surprising everyone, including his doctors, singer robin gibb of the bee gees is no longer in a coma. nischelle turner joins us from l.a. wow. i mean, who expected this? this is really unbelievable. great news. >> yeah. it's super news, suzanne, it really is. this is pretty clear that this is what everyone expected -- hoped for, but it's definitely not what they expected. the word the doctors used with all of this is confounded. now, just days ago the same doctors were warning gibbs' family to expect that -- to expect for the worst. and now the 62-year-old is conscious, he's able to speak with his loved ones. this is all very good news. he's also breathing on his own with an oxygen mask. now, the doctors say his breathing tube is out, and their
immediate goals are to see if he can eat solid food and recover enough strength to not need an oxygen mask. they also hoped to move hip out of the intensive care unit very soon opinion they do admit the road ahead for gibbs remains uncertain. he still has a lot to recover from. not just from that pneumonia but also from the recent battles with colon and liver cancer. but the doctors are calling him an extraordinary human being saying his recovery so far is in part due to, as they call it, his courage, his iron will, and his deep reserves of physical strength. so this, suzanne, is just a really great story right now because nobody last week expected it to turn out this way so far. >> yeah. unbelievable. well, good for him and his family as well. thank you, nischelle. number one movie at the box office this weekend was "think like a man."
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all right. call it the little film that could. a $1 million relationship comedy "think like a man" won this weekend's box office. i saw it this weekend and i really kind of liked it. it's based on steve harvey's best selling advice book by the same name. it follows four men and women in that you are funny relationships. >> look at this, guy. >> steve harvey a traitor. >> mama's boy, chapter seven. >> i'm not a mama's boy. >> men respect standards, get some. >> i prefer my women not to have standards. >> it's sick. >> she's trying to push me towards my dream and help me accomplish by goals. why would she do?
>> at least you're getting some. 90 days, that's not a probation, that's a death sentence. >> one of the film's stars, michael ealy, is joining us from los angeles. good to see you. first of all, i think every woman on our team wanted to know if you were single, so i got to ask you that first. and then we'll talk about the film. >> yes, yes, i am. nice to see you, too. >> nice to see you as well. ladies, now we know. i liked this film. i thought it was pretty funny. i thought it was pretty clever. you were the one i think out of all the characters, you got to have the most sex out of everybody, and that was part of it as well. but one of the things that you played was you were the dreamer, and this is a battleground full of winners and losers and casualties. is that how you see dating now? >> yeah. i mean, i think there are a lot of similarities to war and relationships. i mean, i think ultimately
everyone tries to put their best foot forward and try to not get hurt at the same time. so you kind of misrepresent yourself a little bit in the beginning and you're playing all these strategies in order to not get hurt, and i think that just ends up keeping you from making a true connection, and i think that's one of the things that the films conveys. >> one of the things that the film conveyed to me, it seemed as if men and women, the k3789tations, what they want from each other, and the movie makes the point as steve harvey does, that women need to raise their expectations now of men and that harvey says, you know, women give up too much too soon, including sex. he says you should wait for 90 days. what do you think? is that a good idea? >> you know, i'm not a fan of time tables, but i always say if you can wait 90 days, so can i. i don't think you can, but if you can do it, then so can i. i mean, listen, as far as expectations are concerned, i
think women and men both need to raise their expectations. i think things have gotten a little too easy, and i think we need to kind of raise our game a little bit. >> your character, you become better because initially your girlfriend pushes your character to pursue his dreams. it seems like there's an optimistic message here because everybody in the end when it comes to love and war, people seem to get back together and seem to be better people for it. is that the message? >> yeah. i mean, i think the ultimate message is once we stop playing the games, that's when the real connection begins, and everybody seems to be looking for a real connection. you know, whether it's with a dreamer or whether it's with a noncommiter guy, you know, it's all about finding that connection, and that's what these kind of films, you know, really present to the audience. >> it seemed like this idea,
this notion that we needed a playbook is a little old-fashioned here. do you think there really is something that women don't get about men that they need to know? >> you know, i think that, yes, there are a few things that women need to understand. >> do tell, do tell. >> i don't think women -- i definitely font feel like womdon need to think like a man. i think the movie tries to give some insight into how men think. i used to watch "sex and the city" to understand how women thought. it doesn't mean i thought like a woman. it's about gaining some sort of insight. it's the same thing as having a bunch of female friends and sitting around and talking to them. it's all about insight. that's all. >> do you think that as your character said, that steve harvey was a traitor by giving up the information, the insight
on how men are thinking? >> no, i don't agree with my character on that one. i don't feel like steve was a traitor. in fact, you know, one of the things i learned throughout the interview process in working with steve is that he actually made the book -- he wrote the book for his daughters. so there's no way that he was really a traitor to us, not in any way. it wasn't about us. >> all right. and finally, got to ask you this, michael, because my team, they're screaming in my ear right now. they want to know what are you looking for in a partner? >> for me, you know, it all starts off with intelligence, loyalty, and ambition. and iter never hurts to wear r never. >> okay. i came close. i'm wearing orange today. we'll see how this goes. michael -- >> it looks like red on my monitor. >> good, good. that's a good thing. nice to talk to you.
>> okay. nice talking to you. >> i want to talk a little more about dating. i want to bring in our clinical psychologist jeff guard eaarder. >> i think he made me blush. >> you are blushing and that's the first time i have seen you do that in an interview. you're beautiful, orange, red, it doesn't matter. >> i want to show a clip of this movie here because this kind of portrayed the feelings i had going into this movie. let's listen in real quick. >> what man? >> i just want my equal, okay? or at least an attractive cultured man, over six feet tall, makes six figures, and isn't intimidated by my success. >> let's do some research. this is you, strong, independent, and lonely women. >> i don't need some bald headed man on a book telling me that i am strong and independent. that's a given. >> but you forgot lonely. i'm just saying, all this waiting for better, it's making
you bitter. >> all right. so, jeff, i was not one of these people that said i have to pick up this book here and get these kind of tips here. but it does seem to speak of this, you know, curiosity that everybody still has about each other, about where do we go next and how do we communicate with each other? why do we still have these questions? >> because when it comes to relationships, we're talking about fear, fear of letting someone into your life. the fear of getting hurt, especially if you've been hurt in the past. so people want to get as much information as possible. so with steve's cookbook, and that's basically what it is, he's not creating anything that we don't already know, that women are from venus, men are from mars. we're wired different, we're created equal, but we think differently. and so to have an insight, as michael said, into the thinking of a man puts a woman in a better position to be able to pursue that relationship because one of the secrets that steve didn't talk about and i'll put it out there and men don't hate me for this, but the fact is
women do the choosing. men think they choose their partners but women are the ones that size up the situation and decide whether they're going to allow the men to be part of their lives. >> all right. i want to show another quick clip and then get your reaction on the other side. >> okay. >> steve says you have to set the requirements very high before you even get in the car. because you don't want to become chip chip girl? >> what snp. >> he hits the locks and you just hop in. he don't even have to open the door. >> it's open. it's open. >> i don't go out on dates with guys who don't open the door for me. >> really? >> yes. >> seriously? >> yes. >> oh, man. >> no, he didn't. >> that's one of the best parts of the movie. >> it's great. >> do we have a problem -- do women have a prapt with expectations here that they do not require men to behave in a
certain way? >> well, it certainly depends on the woman. there are some women who do have very high expectations of themselves. it's about the self-esteem, and, therefore, they have higher expectation for the men that they date. but we've seen plenty of situations where some women may feel desperate to be in a situation because of the biological clock or society telling them that's a really great guy, you better grab him now and marry him. and, therefore, they tend to maybe lower their standards a little bit. but steve harvey is right in this. women need to keep their expectations to where they feel it is a complete respect of themselves and men will respect that. >> and i like the end of the movie, too, because all the guys turned around, too. they all grew as well in the relationships. it was like they learned a lot as well. >> that's exactly what it is. if we go into a situation where we make it a little bit more intelligent, not just on the emotions, and actually work towards a productive
relationship, relationships, successful relationships are about compromise. people learn, and that's what we want. we want a happy ending for every relationship. can't we get that? >> can't we get that? are we asking too much? >> can't we all just get along? >> it's a great movie. great to see you as well. thank you, michael, too. mitt romney says president obama's budget doesn't reduce the deficit but does that claim stand up to a fact check? we're going to tell you. because in this business, there are no straight lines. only the twists and turns of an unpredictable industry. so the eighty-thousand employees at delta... must anticipate the unexpected. and never let the rules overrule common sense. this is how we tame the unwieldiness of air travel, until it's not just lines you see... it's the world.
cnn's just confirmed sanford, florida's police chief is stepping down. the police chief and prosecutor were criticized for not arrested neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman who claimed he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense. zimmerman was eventually arrested. got out of jail around midnight after posting bond. time to separate fact from fiction. we're putting politicians and their claims through the fact test. bill adair, the washington bureau chief of the tampa times. let's start off with this one from mitt romney in a graphic he pasted on his website. he says president obama's suggested reduction in spending for next year is zero. really? true or false? >> we gave that one a mostly
true. and he is correct that overall there is actually a slight increase. the reason we made it mostly true was it's missing a detail that we think is valuable, and that is that the increase comes from mandatory spending, things like social security, medicare, medicaid, and the part of the budget that is easiest for presidents and congress to control, the discretionary budget, which accounts for one-third, obama tyme propose proposed to cut that. overall romney is right, gets a mostly true on that one. >> what about this claim, american energy alliance says that gas prices have doubled because, quote, obama opposed exploring for energy in alaska. he gave millions of tax dollars to solyndra which went bankrupt and he blocked the keystone pipeline so we will all pay more
at the pump. true or not? >> false on the truth-o-meter on that one. when you look individually at those things, none of them have impact on gas prices today. f if you look at solyndra, they are a solar power company so they have no affect on gas prices. those things are not having an immediate impact on gas prices. it's just not accurate to say they are impacting the price at the pump now. false on the truth-o-meter. >> this e-mail claims the aclu has filed a suit to end prayer from the military completely. >> that gets your lowest rating, pants on fire. this has been circulating for years. it's still out there. this was done by our friends at
politifact georgia. it's just not true. we called the defense department which said it was a ridiculously false claim. the aclu says they have no such claims. if you get this in your inbox, hit the delete button. >> thanks, bill. so we all know that too much tv can be bad for a child's development but what if you've just got to turn it on in the background? when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes.
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elizabeth, why? tell us about this new study. >> it's a very interesting study because it didn't look at how much television kids were watching per se. they looked at when it's on in the background. and i know this is how a lot of families function. and what they found was that on average these kids were watching, this number was mind blowing to me, 232 minutes of background television per day. that is just under four hours where the tv was on in the background, and what they found was that it was worse if the child was african-american and it was worse if the child was under 2. in other words, those two groups of children really had even more television on in the background. and tv on in the background has been shown to cause problems such as those kids don't perform as well on cognitive tests and lower attention span. >> and a lot of people would think why would it even be a problem to have that on in the background? is it really that distracting? >> right. i first, thought well, people have music on in the background. what's the big deal of having
the tv on the in the background. television is designed to get your attention. a television is designed to say hey, watch many e. a kid will be doing a puzzle and then get distracted and want to turn to the television. or a kid will want to nap and all of a sudden the television is on and something loud is on and that child is awakened from a nap. so those are the reasons why a tv may be worse than, let's say, having soft music in the background. >> so the solution would seem obvious then, right? just turn off the tv. wouldn't that solve the problem? >> right, turning off the tf would certainly help. and it's hard to remember sometimes if it's just in the background, but keep in mind, background is still bad, and also don't put a tv in your child's bedroom because it can be very hard to police that. and if you go to cnn.com/empowered patient, we have more tips on how parents need to deal. not just with tv, but also with the internet. i mean, i know as a parent, dealing with just everything that's available to kids, it's really hard to control it. it can be really hard to get your kids to just turn things
off. it sounds simple but it's harder than it sounds. >> is this really about television? or is it more about parents not giving your kids enough attention and letting the tv be the baby-sitter? >> what's interesting is they weren't necessarily letting them be the baby-sitter. it was on in the background. they weren't plopping them saying here, watch this. it wasn't on, it wasn't necessarily children's tv. i think a lot of parents don't realize that in and of itself is bad. you can be doing things with your child but it's not okay to have the television on in the background. the president of france nicholas sa nicholas sarkozy wins the election. i mean he could teach. he was there for us, even if we needed him in college. you could call him, you had his phone number. he was just focused on making sure we were gonna be successful.
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your weather expert chad myers is joining us now. for more on the bizarre dolphin deathings. almost 900 now off of peru. do we know why this is happening? >> yeah, you know, we have dolphins coming on shore in the cade cod area. there are dolphins, almost 800 now that they've been counting have been washing up in the past couple of months along peru's current there. and here's what they look like. they are dead on arrival at the shore. they are literally not beaching themselves as we understand whales and dolphins sometimes do, but they are literally dead in the water and then the tide brings them up. people are saying what could possibly be going wrong here. noaa and some of the other fisheries are saying there must be some type of bacteria or some type of virus in the fish. in the mammals. they will know what is going on in the couple of weeks a as they literally dissect and figure out
what's going on in a necropsy, almost like an autopsy for people. they'll figure out if it's a virus or something else. an environmentalist said hey, wait a minute, a couple of months ago, there were oil companies looking for oil underwater, sending depth charges. looking for oil way under water. maybe they had hearing loss. hopefully we'll know what really caused all of these dolphins' deaths. >> chad, do we know if any of this is weather related? >> it certainly could be, but there hasn't been anything out of the ordinary then. we're going from an el nino from a la nina. that warms the water up in some spots. that's just not enough. one or two degrees would not put that type of stress on a dolphin like that. >> chad, to uh. appreciate it. we continue right now with brooke baldwin. hey, brooke. >> thank you. held le to all of you. i'm brooke baldwin. we start with rapid fire.
roll it. first up here, john edwards from oval office contender to a defendant. he's charged with using campaign cash to hide a mistress. cnn is inside, we're going to take you there in just a coup of minutes. also, the big story in the northeast, yieks. snow. huge snow. rainstorm barrelling through. in fact, a couple of spots could see as much as 16 inches of snow obviously. check your calendar. this is kind of odd, folks, considering it is end of april and we're coming off the warmest march on record. snow advisories are in effect for western pennsylvania and parts of west virginia, new york, maryland. the silver lining here? the snow won't last long. temperatures are expected to hit balmy 40s and 50s later this week. also this week, george zimmerman charged with second degree murder in the shooting dath death of trayvon martin is now
released from jail on bail. still, the big question, where is he now? as for trayvon martin's parents, their attorney says, quote, it's tough for them to see their son's killer walk free again, end quote. meantime, cnn confirms the police chief in the town of sanford is resigning. he stepped down temporary last month over his handling of this particular case. and just into us here at cnn, happening right now in chicago. osz car winner jennifer hudson is on the witness stand in her brother-in-law's murder trial. he led to the murders of her mother brother and nephew. and president obama shines a spotlight on mass atrocities in syria and the hunt for joseph kony and his lords resistance army. speaking there at the holocaust museum in washington, d.c.
and the atrocities board will meet today at the white house. >> we need to be doing everything we can to prevent and respond to these kinds of atrocities. national sovereignty is never a license to slaughter your people. three weeks now after that horrific shooting spree killed seven people, oakland, california, oikos university is open yet again. students began reporting for regular classes if you had. former student one goh faces murder charges in that rampage. police say he returned to the school to set also score over a tuition refund dispute. and a warning to u.s. citizens who are or perhaps are thinking of visiting kenya. the u.s. embassy said it received credible information about possible attacks on hotels in nairobi and kenyan government
building. they don't know when the attacks may happen but they say they're in the final stages of planning now. mick romney, and rubio. they addressed any kind of speculation that rubio could be on the short list for vice president. take a listen. >> i don't think i have any comments on qualifications for individuals to serve in various positions in government at this stage. that's something we're going to be considering down the road as we consider various potential vice presidential nominees. >> also today, former new york mayor rudy giuliani facing romney. those two squared off back in 2008. and thousands of people pack the waterfront in downtown louisville for thunder louisville. this year's theme was a star-spangled blast. look at this, beautiful. the allure here, the burst of color.
earlier in the day, the ground was wet, but that didn't stop a number of people gathering. as one viewer said, it's pretty freaking cool. watch this. two cuban actors arrive in america to promote their own movie, but suddenly they disappear. nowhere to be found. are they hiding or are they in serious trouble? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. cash, politics, betrayal. once a candidate for president, today john edwards is inside a courtroom fighting for his freedom. building an empire behind bars. >> letters being sent in, sent out from the streets. >> prisoners using secret codes in an ancient language to call the shot s. plus, booby traps found on a hiking trail. so dangerous, they could have killed. now police say they know who's responsible.
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tucson. her parents said they put her to bed and when they got up, she was gone. still no sign of little isabel. i want to bring in my zell iche pigana. i just want to start with the how. what is it specifically that they're finding in the bedroom that's out of the ordinary. >> investigators are looking at the entry point, brooke, as to where possibly isabel could have been taken from her house. at this point they're not saying if she was abducted. a couple of key things inside the house, based on the searches, based on interviews or things they're doing with family members to be able to move forward to see that this is, in fact, a suspicious missing person, or missing child case. >> i want to play the sound, this is the tucson place chief
speaking about the plan for finding this little girl today. >> when you have this extensive investigation you want new eyes looking things over several times. we're not adverse to saying did you think about this or that? and sometimes a new perspective, a fresh set of detectives eyes will help doing that. we talk about it, we say could we have done something more or different? if so, we go and do that. we make sure we're covering all bases. >> he's saying fresh set of eyes. in terms of leads, what do you know about leads? and why is it important not to rule any out just yet? >> there are leads coming in and that's why investigators are going out, scouring the area. they're not saying whether they can rule them in or out or put them in the time line or take them out. first, the family did call 911
on saturday morning at 8:14 a.m. when they went into her bedroom and found out she was missing. they put her into bed around 11:00 a.m. friday night. a search took place right away. investigators did a couple of search. and they even marked off the neighborhood which sometimes you don't see a lot in these types of cases. i spoke to a neighborhood and she told me she's able to access her house, but there's a lot of activity going on right now. instnd assistantly when this popped up i thought my goodness, this seemed like another baby lisa case. here we go again. another child is gone from their bedroom in the middle of the night and i just don't want this to keep dragging on like their cases. another was the danielle van dam case in san diego. i was inside of that home. that little girl, she was taken out of her house and her neighbor too many her out of her
home and was convicted of that. >> i just can't even begin to think about what these parents are going through. in the morning they called 91 1. i understand the parents were questioned separately. why is that so important? >> absolutely. it's very important when a child goes missg the fist place you look is to the parents or the last people that saw the child. so to be able to get them both separately, to spend a lot of hours with them and a lot of time with them, making sure their stories match up perfe perfectly. and then they have to pak a polygraph. they want to be ruled out very quickly so investigators can move on to the next portions. there are registered sex offenders in the area. 17 if i each not mistaken. they have to start working their way back on the time line to say who got in this house, how dpid they get in, where is this child now and how can we find her?
>> why no amber alert? 30 seconds. why not yet? >> no amber alert, for amber alert, you have to have a vehicle, tag information, no for certain that an abduction took place. if they put out an amber alert now there is smis to go on. tucson police, fbi, u.s. marshals, everyone is on this case and they need your help. >> we'll stay on it. we appreciate you staying on it. a man who wanted to be president now facing federal charges for this alleged cover-up. john edwards in court as we speak. we're going to take you there. plus this -- >> it ain't me, it ain't me. >> coming up, a long-time deejay talked about the music that moved a generation. stay right there. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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misstress's presidency. all why he was running for president with the backing of his life wife elizabeth. >> we're in north carolina for the opening statements and the end of jury selection in the trial of former united states senator and presidential candidate jonathan edwards. this is truly a jury of his peers. they heard evidence focussing on a single question, whether john edwards knowingly and willingly broke finance law while accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from wealthy donors and using that money from covering up an affair and a child he eventually had with his mistrez. the main witness, the first witness of the day expected to be called, andrew young.
with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ last time i checked the calendar, it's april 23,folks. we're almost in may and we're talking about snow a foot of snow in parts of the northeast. chad myers what? >> i know. >> we were talking about march being so warm. then literally it's a nor'eas r
nor'easter. we can't call it that. it's a bigelow pressure center. we would have 30 inches of snow in new york city. >> i was in new england very recently. >> well, they had three inches of rain. multiply that by 12, you would have had 30 inches of snow 60 days ago. so let. >> es be thankful what actually did happen. rain, snow, wind, power lines down. this whole storm would have been a completely different story. this would have been a paralyzing snow event. it's snowing in buffalo down the spine of the alleghanys. all your advisories in pittsburgh now are gone. but if you get to the east, 13.6 inches of snow. it is still snowing in some spots. and it's still going to snow a couple of hours yet before it's over. ache take a look at cleveland, ohio.
you are seeing the wind. this is lake erie. this is marginal road right leer. this is a walk way if someone was walk on it would have just been washed away. this goes all the way along here and turns along the highway. the lake front is behind me here, the old power plant is off here to the right. and the waves have been coming in here. there's a car right here. that's 20 times higher than the car. >> good thing it's not salt walter or the carrings could have rusted away by now. newark now about an hour or so delayed. some planes are standing on the tarmac waiting for some volume to clear. i thought with the wind like this, i thought some of these airports could be delayed two to three hours. some flights are being canceled or pushed back. we're not seeing these delays. if we're traveling today, be
thankful if you get on the real airpla airplane, the one you're scheduled for. >> i'm always mindful of people sitting in the airport saying yep, that's me. thank you. we appreciate it. so this week, we are taking an in depth look at the baby boomers. and as they age, many are trying to, you know, stay a little younger. one man who has kept them rocking through the years is deejay cousin brucy. >> it ain't me, it ain't me. i ain't no senator's son. ♪ i ain't no senator's son." >> it ain't me, it ain't me. i ain't no fortunate one. >> in song was talking about, well, he doesn't want to go to war. he had to go. he had the animals ♪ we got to get out of this place. >> to this day, it's become a theme of people over in fox holes in foreign countries. we don't belong here. they don't want us here. let's please leave.
it really became the anthem of our vietnam vets. >> gather around the radio. >> i'm feeding the baby boomers. i'm feeding them the best foot in the world. music be the food of love. that's what i do. >> you're gong to get a message. dance and enjoy yourself. >> the music we had in the 60s that we still play is an awareness called wake up everybody, we're in trouble. trouble deep. >> by 1965, the music was getting more ang are i. so we started having protest songs. ♪ you're old enough to kill but not for voting ♪ >> you hear lyrics like that that are so blatant. it's crying saying please help us. that's what this music is. help us, help us end all this. >> are you a baby boomer? >> oh, yes, sir, i am. >> me, too. we're baby boomers. i want people to have a good
time listening to me, but music also has an absolute message. >> what does born to be wild to you? >> it means freedom and getting on my motorcycle and going. >> almost every song i play, if you listen carefully to the lyrics it will say hey, wake up. what is that saying? i can't believe what i just heard. >> now we want freedom. we want to open up the road and we want to go. ♪ born to be wild >> we're on the highway. >> in those days, we had hippies and yippies and flower children. they became lawyers and doctors and stock marketers. they refeigned a lot of the lab ral feelings and the social feelings and they were a i believe to pass it along to their children and grandchildren. coming up ex-in, a senator from florida campaigns with mitt romney in pennsylvania. hmm. could marco rubio be auditioning for a slot alongside romney.
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we just learned jennifer hudson was just on the witness stand in this murder trial involving william balfour. he's on trial for murdering allegedly jennifer hudson's mother, brother and nephew. ted, talk about bringing out your star witness. witness number one, how did she appear, what did she say? >> well, shi appeared very emotional. she was very emotional, brooke? she was the first witness out of the gate. both sides called their first witness. jennifer hudson took the stand. she was wearing black.
she talked about her relationship with her mother. she was doing fairly well and then she started to talk about losing her sister, her brother and her sister's son julian. it was very emotional. they're in an oversized courtroom. you could hear a pin drop. everybody in that courtroom was absolutely fixated on jennifer hudson. they sdd her about william balfour. she said none of us wanted her sister to marry him. i told her over and over not to marry william. and then the prosecutor asked why and she said, we did not like how he treated her. and her voice trembled and she started to cry. it was very emotional. they showed photos as well with her on the stand. a very, very effective witness.
after she was done, and she was only on the stand for about 45 minutes to aen hour, she took a seat in the courtroom, meaning she will likely be a fixture in this trial which is expected to last three to four weeks. there was concern, because we knew, of course, this was her family. jennifer hudson would be in the courtroom. she would potentially take the stand. i'm curious how members of the courtroom reacted to her presence. >> well, they were fixated on her obviously. in the openings on both sides, they addressed how she was a celebrity. it's interesting, this is a huge part of the prosecution's case, not only to have a family member of a victim but to have jennifer hudson in there. there isn't a lot of physical evidence in this case. in the opening, that was the theme. the prosecution talked about threat after threat. william balfour said he's going
to kill his wife's family, julia hudson's family. they hammered at the fact that the state has very little evidence. and that will you be basically the theme of this trial. >> so ted i'm assuming there's a break and that's why we're talking here. do we know what's next? >> yeah, we have an hour break here and we assume that we will hear from julia hudson who, of course, lost not only her mother but also her 7-year-old son and her brother. we expect that jennifer hudson's sister julia will be next on the stand. >> ted, thank you. >> in case you haven't heard of marco rubio, here's the deal. thought to be a rising star in
the republican party, been asked time and time again, would he accept a vice presidential bid to which he's always answered. nobody, won't be me. until that was his answer until last week when he says you know, i'm going to respect the process. next thing you know, he's campaigning with, there you go, mitt romney. >> there's only one person running for president that understands that. there's only one person running for president that's ever helped do that. there's only one choice running for president that will help us reclaim and recapture the things that make this nation of ours different from all the other countries on the earth and he happens to be here today. his name is mitt rom snee, the president of the united states. >> let's turn to gloria borjer. what do you make of this? you laugh. is this an audition? >> well, yeah, you use that word. i think it could be seen assen audition, sure, why not? you've already seen mitt romney
with paul ryan of wisconsin. now you've seen him with marco rub rubio. you're probably going to see him with a bunch of people. chemistry is very important. but also what marco rubio represents is an important hispanic player in the republican party. and mitt romney is at least 40 points behind in some poles with hispanic voters. he won in 2008 with 67% of the hispanic vet. so marco rubio next to mitt romney is a really good picture for the campaign. >> you have marco rubio, hispanic heritage. how important -- i feel like we've been talking so much about the women vote. how about the latino vote come this november. >> i think you can make the case very easily that the latino vote is the most important swing vote right now in the country, particularly in some battleground states like marco
rubio. >> es home state of florida, new mexico, colorado, for example, and nevada. and this is a vote that is going to be very important if a republican wants to win the white house. and again, mitt romney's problem with hispanics is he moved so far to the right during the campaign, calling, for example, for self-deportation of illegal immigrants who have been here for quite some time. taking on rick perry on texas' version of allowing in-state tuiti tuition. for the children of illegal immigra immigrants. i think he's going to find himself trying to move back to the center. >> can he do that? he talked about his belief in self-deportation. can he move a little bit awhat from that stance? >> right. and the very tough immigration law. i think it's very difficult. today, when he was with marco rubio, he said he was going to
take a look at rubio's own version of the dream act. which does not provide for citizenship, but provides for visas for the children of illegal immigrants who have graduated college who were in the military, for example. so he said now he's going to take a look at that. but when you talk to people in the romney campaign, here's what they say. they say that hispanic voters are not a monolith. they don't vote as a bloc, just like women don't vote as a bloc. and as you point out, we've been talking about the gender gap. that they are economic voters and they point out the very tough economic statistics for hispanic voters, that hispanic voters are 20% of those who are unemployed in this country. so they say if you want to get the economy back on the right track, if you're hispanic, guess who you want to vote for? mitt romney. >> let me just ask you this, i'm just curious, perhaps from a marco rubio perspective. maybe he could become the vice president if mitt romney is, in
fact, elected. or do you think, i want to hang back for a moment and go for a top spot come 2016 strategically. how does that shake out. >> i think he would have a competition from paul ryan, bhab even a jeb bush. who knows. i think the interesting thing to marco rubio is he's a senator. if you're running against obama saying he didn't have enough experience as a president. if you put somebody that inexperienced on the ticket. and he's got to be ready since day one. >> look at barack obama, but they're running against barack obama. it just goes to show you, he didn't have the experience to be president .. so that's a bit of a hurd pl . >> interesting. gloria borjer, thank you. >> sure. now to booby traps. yes, booby traps like this one, found at a popular hiking sheller. potentially deadly ones. now police say they know who is responsible.
one headline called this next story. the real life, quote, hunger games about a death game in the woods. these two men in utah allegedly set up reel-life bobby traps on a forest trail in provo canyon. i'm not talking holes in the ground. look at these spikes here on these sticks they carved out. the utah county sheriff's office, they say they're meant to impale someone. also a trip wire would have set it all off. those are just some of the devices. a forest service officer came across just a day after these traps were put up. >> that could have been us, you know? we could have gotten hurt for no within reason. >> that could kill people. it's sickening that people would do that kind of thing. >> sergeant spencer cannon is with utah county sheriff's office. we're going to talk about the
suspects in a minute. but first, sergeant, these traps. here are more images that your department has sent out. you have these sharp sticks, rocks, obviously could do some serious damage. have you ever seen anything like this? >> not in this kind of situation. this is an area where people reck ree yat. we do occasionally run into illegal drug activity. but by and large, people go there to just enjoy nature. and this kind of thing, you might think of as being connected with marijuana grows, but we've never had anything like this in this area. so to have something like this is very unusual or very dangerous. >> so tell me how well they were hidden. how were they set? >> you know, they weren't hidden really well. if somebody went there at night, they wouldn't have much of a chance of seeing them. if they're watching them at all, they might see them. they may be looking at the shelter themselves or distracted by something else and it would
be very easy to not see them and fall victim to the devices. >> you discovered them because of this, what, u.s. law enforcement officer had some experience in the military, kind of knew what he was looking at and thought my goodness? >> yes, he did. he's got extensive exmeerns in identifying these kinds of devices. probably more connected to explosives. but certainly, the risk that's associated with these. it turned out to be something that had a real deadly potential. >> and you're thinking who in the world would want to do this. they're 21 and 19. they're pretty young. i know the charge is reckless endangerment. they were caught somehow because of facebook. someone speaking up. have they confessed? >> yeah, they did. the way we were able to identify them, there's been some chatter about this on facebook. one of them called us and he was
pretty upset that there might get a reputation of everybody that goes in and does this kind of this i think. he gave us a coup of names of people he thought it might be. we made contact with them and interviewed them and at length they did confess and admit to their involvement in putting the devices there. >> so final question, why? why did they say they did? >> welsh they wanted us to believe and told us their intended targets was just wildlife in the area. while it might be true that wild liech might wander through the shelter there. people go there. it's built by people, fraekted mostly by people. and those would have been the targets and the victims had the devices gone off as they had intended. >> just one of those stories when you look at the pictures and you think about what happened you go what? now to the center of the trayvon martin case. the now the police chief is resigning.
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pictures here, as he's walking out jofr night on that $150,000 bond. and david mattingly is live for us in sanford. just talk to me about this police chief. why now? why resign? >> well, it was just about a month ago that police chief bill loo edid step down from his position. this was a time there were very strong protests into the handling of trayvon martin. he stepped dun as an effort to instill some calm in the community. and now today, the city confirming in just a little over an hour, they're going to hold a meeting where they will accept his resignation as police chief of this city. again, this is a big turn of events. just earlier this morning, we were talking to the city manager who said any personnel changes would be pending the result of
any investigation findings from the justice department. but that was going to be much down a the road. again, this is a resignation by the police chief. the council will be meeting a little over an hour fra now to accept that resignation will take effect tonight at midnight. brooke? >> okay, since i have you and we have those pictures, george zimmerman walking out of jail right around midnight. remind me of the conditions of this bail. and no one really knows other than obviously those close to him where exactly he's going. >> that's right. and it was discussed in court that he may go back out of skate where he was prior to the time when he turned himself in on these charges. h he's got a gps ankle bracelet where they're able to track him at anytime. he's going to have to check in mere yodically about his location. he's got a curfew. he's going to have to be indoors and back at his established
residence wherever that might be every night during evening hours. they're going to be keeping very close tabs on him. but again, there's so much concern about his security that he was gwynn some leeway of possibly going back out of state in order to maintain his security here. a. >> oing, david mattingly, thank you. now to someone you know. she's been singing for decades and enjoys her life and career. >> if you want to do something, it goes to show you, you can learn to do it. >> what a pinch me moment, getting to sit with her. dolly bar tin's candid conversation.
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legend. she's still pushing the envelope after all these years. a coup of months ago, wehood her live on this show. she heard about this little thing we call music mondays. so what did she do? she invited me to nashville. i sat down with the superstar who is ute promoting her album, an evening with dolly live in concert. and she gave me a t-shirt as well. check it out. here you go. dolly. in there's nothing dolly parton can't do, from music to books to business. but it's her music that is touching a new generation. and she's succeeded by sticking to her roots. ♪ bittersweet by and by ♪ ♪ we shall meet on that beautiful shore ♪ >> so first, let's talk about the album with the dvd and music and evening with dolly. tell me about it. >> well, we had a wonderful time on tour recently. and we decided we should film it
and record it for a dv dp and cd. there you are on the show, and you have your magic between your fins. ♪ tell me where is that fine line ♪ >> what is it in you that said i'm going to be a star? because you knew at an early age, didn't you? >> well, i wanted to be something. >> something. >> i wanted to sing. i wanted to travel. i wanted to be loved. i wanted to make money. you know, i want toed to get out there and do stuff. i just wanted to do more. i didn't know what was out there, but i knew incompetentened be any poorer than we were at home. i wasn't going to be starving to death. i could find a boy to take me to burger king to buy me a cheese burger. but i wanted more than a boy and a cheese burger. i wanted to own the restaurant. ♪ islands in the stream
♪ that is what we we are. no one in between ♪ ♪ how can we be wrong >> so was it aspiring to something greet, something bigger than what you knew at the time, or was it music that thrust you to nashville? >> music. everything ultimately winds back around to music. music is everything. that's what i grew from. ♪ back through the years i go wandering once again ♪ >> how many instruments do you play? >> i don't play anything great, but i play just about everything. if you play one guitar, you can play any of them. >> how do you do that with your nails? ♪ working 9 to 5 what a play way to making a living ♪ >> how do you do that? >> i have an open tuning that i use -- i tune it in open g or d
and then i can use clamps to move it down. bru this works great. >> how are you doing that. >> it's finger picking. you have to kind of know how to do it. if you want to do something, it goes to show you,ing you can learn to do it. >> it's such a testament when you see people who cover your music. do you have a favorite cover of your song that someone does? >> well, the whether it knee thing would have to be my number one. but as a writer, you appreciate the way anybody interprets your songs. i love hearing how other people hear my music. >> the white stripes. >> you love that? >> i lue it, don't you? >> i love it. >> would you sing a couple bars of another one of your big hits. ♪ i will always love you
♪ i will always love you i can hear people saying oh, lord. not like whitney houston. >> i'll take yours, thank you very much. thank you, dolly. ♪ i will always love you >> thank you, dolly parton. what a individual. if you want to see all of our interviews including that one with dolly, go to my blog. a. >> here he is, he's charged